A book signing with Maj. Charles Reddig from Ephrata will take place on Wednesday, March 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata. Reddig; his daughter, Connie Reddig Kirby; and Dr. Dennis Denenberg wrote the book "Remembering the Cloud, The True Story of WWII Pilot Charlie Reddig As Told to His Daughter."
At the event, attendees will be able to meet the authors, purchase copies of the book, and have copies signed. All proceeds of book sales will go to the VFW's Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Reddig flew 69 successful missions and never lost a crew member. On Aug. 6, 1945, he witnessed the first atomic bomb explode over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Reddig, then a sergeant first class, was 21 years old, and he and his four fellow crew members were returning from a bombing mission in Tokyo. Reddig and his crew members all lost their hair because of the radiation as they flew by the cloud.